Michigan State University

Purchasing Procedures for Electronic Resources

As stated in the MSU Libraries' Accessibility Statement, it is a priority to select and acquire, whenever possible, resources and technologies that are accessible to all. To help us work toward more accessible library resources, we have implemented accessibility purchasing procedures for electronic resources (e-resources) that we purchase from vendors/publishers.

As part of these procedures, the Libraries is asking publishers/vendors:

  • For accessibility contact information.
  • For Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) and/or other accessibility documentation.
  • To accept/insert accessibility language into our e-resource licenses/contracts.

Accessibility & MSU Libraries' Digital Collections

Accessibility is also a priority for digital collections created by the MSU Libraries. We have staff in our Digital Information unit working on ensuring new digital collections are created with accessibility in mind and that the accessibility of older collections is improved.